QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Who Had a Stomach or Intestinal Illness That Started in the Past 2 Weeks by Sex and Age Group

In 2018, 4.7% of males and 5.3% of females had a stomach illness that started in the past 2 weeks.

Among children and adolescents aged 0–17 years, no difference was observed in the percentage of males and females who had a stomach illness that started in the past 2 weeks. However, among adults, women were more likely to have had a stomach illness than men.

This held for those aged 18–64 years (5.3% of women compared with 4.5% of men) and those aged 65 years or older (5.8% versus 4.2%).

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6904a8.htm

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